Correction: A previous version of this story misidentified the date that absentee ballots must be postmarked by to be counted. Only absentee ballots postmarked by Tuesday, Dec. 4, and received by Friday, Dec. 7, will be counted.
Nearly 30,000 Cobb County voters have voiced their opinions during the early voting period of the runoff midterm election, said county elections head Janine Eveler.
Eveler has suggestions: “If the voter doesn’t want to chance it and decides to vote at the poll instead, the fastest way to cancel the absentee ballot is for the voter to bring the ballot with them and surrender it to the poll manager. Otherwise if they don’t have the ballot with them, the poll manager can still call the office to determine whether the ballot has already been received.”
As of this past Friday, she said, about 13,000 absentee ballots had been issued and just over 4,000 returned.
She said voters who have a school as a precinct would be smart to be mindful of morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal times for students.
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